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One Year Of Filmmakers
KOW's program 2015
Exhibitions, Talks, Events

In 2015, KOW’s programming will be dedicated to seven filmmakers. It is hardly a secret that the medium of film has come to play a central role on the contemporary art stage; over the past decades, it has been instrumental to opening up new perspectives, methods, and subjects for the visual arts. By interweaving documentation and a probing imagination, discourse and suggestion, reality check and dream factory, the moving image has become indispensable to art as a whole.

Many artists have adopted filmmaking as one practice fully on a par with others. In some instances it complements other techniques—see Tobias Zielony’s work in film as well as photography—while in others it is framed by sculptures and installations, as in the work of Hito Steyerl and Clemens von Wedemeyer, or subject to reflection in more intimate formats, as in Barbara Hammer’s drawings and collages. In the oeuvres of Chto Delat?, Renzo Martens, and Mario Pfeifer, it figures as one component of a larger conceptual or performative project. What we will present in 2015 is not a film program: we want to highlight these entanglements of the medium and draw attention to the methodological diversity that filmmakers bring to contemporary art. Hito Steyerl, Renzo Martens and Chto Delat? will have their first monographic exhibition in a German gallery.  

INTERVIEW WITH ALEXANDER KOCH, BY TEODORA KOTSEVA
ArtSlant: One Year of Filmmakers. Why One Gallery Is Dedicating 2015 to the Moving Image

 
EXHIBITIONS
Dream Lovers
The Films 2008–2014
Dec 6, 2014–Feb 14, 2015
 
Have A Crush
Jan 10–Feb 14, 2015

Opening Friday, Jan 9, 6–9pm
 
Time Capsule
Artistic Report on Catastrophes and Utopia
Feb 28– Apr 18, 2015
Opening Friday, Feb 27, 6–9pm
 
Approximation in the digital age
to a humanity condemned to disappear
May 2–Jun 25, 2015
Opening Friday, May 1 (Gallery Weekend Berlin)
 
A Lucky Day
May 2–Jul 26, 2015
Opening Friday, May 1 (Gallery Weekend Berlin)

A SUMMER OF FILMS
Screening program
Jun 28 – Jul 26, 2015
Sunday, Jun 28: barbecue, music, and moving images by 15 of KOW's artists
4pm–10pm
With Arno Brandlhuber, Chto Delat, Alice Creischer, Eugenio Dittborn, Heinrich Dunst, Barbara Hammer, Renzo Martens, Frédéric Moser & Philippe Schwinger, Mario Pfeifer, Tina Schulz, Michael E. Smith, Hito Steyerl, Franz Erhard Walther, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Tobias Zielony, et al.
 
Left To Our Own Devices
Sep 17–Dec 5, 2015

 
Cast Behind You The Bones Of Your Mother
Dec 19, 2015–Feb 14, 2016
Opening Friday, Dec 18, 6–9pm

 
 
RELATED TALKS & EVENTS
Lecture and Screening at KOW
Feb 7, 7pm

CHTO DELAT
Videoart at Midnight, Babylon Kino
Feb 28, midnight

CHTO DELAT
Die Ausstellung als Zombie. Rundgang durch Chto Delats "Time Capsule"
mit Alexander Koch
Mar 28, 2pm

CHTO DELAT
Russia, the Zombie State of the Art, and Collective Despair and Utopia
Conversation with Dmitry Vilensky and Alexander Koch at KOW
Apr 9, 7pm

ALEXANDER KOCH
The Gallery and the Moving Image
Medien-Kunst-Markt: Der Handel mit dem bewegten Bild
Diskussion
Art Cologne
Apr 17

MARIO PFEIFER
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, German Competition, Official Selection
Apr 30–May 1

The Matter Of Critique
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
May 2–Jun 5
 
Brunch (Gallery Weekend)
May 2, 11am
Guided Tour with Alexander Koch (Gallery Weekend)
May 3, 2pm
 


REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS
Tobias Zielony
by Hili Perlson, Dec 3, 2014

ART MAGAZINE

Tobias Zielony
by Gesine Borcherdt, Dec 12, 2014

ZITTY

Tobias Zielony
by Jana J. Bach, Dec 2014

WIDEWALLS

Barbara Hammer
by Angie Kordic, Jan 9, 2015

D'ARS MAGAZINE
Barbara Hammer an Tobias Zielony
by Clara Carpanini, Jan 12, 2015

032C

Chto Delat
Interview, Mar 3, 2015
BERLIN ART LINK
Chto Delat
by Alena Sokhan, Mar 11, 2015

MONOPOL
Chto Delat
Interview by Linda Peitz, Mar 12, 2015

WELT AM SONNTAG
Chto Delat
by Gesine Borcherdt, Mar 22, 2015

E-FLUX CONVERSATIONS
Chto Delat
by Ana Teixeira Pinto, Apr 2, 2015

ZDF ASPEKTE
Renzo Martens / Institute for Human Activities
Apr 24, 2015

DIE ZEIT
Renzo Martens / Institute for Human Activities
by Kolja Reichert, Apr 29, 2015

ZITTY
Renzo Martens / Institute for Human Activities
by Raimar Stange, May 1, 2015
 
MONOPOL
Mario Pfeifer, Renzo Martens / Institute for Human Activities
by Silke Hohmann, May 1, 2015

ARTSY
Mario Pfeifer, Renzo Martens / Institute for Human Activities
by Astrid Mania, May 4, 2015

ARTMAGAZINE.CC
Renzo Martens / Institute for Human Activities
by Raimar Stange, May 16, 2015

BERLINARTLINK
Renzo Martens / Institute for Human Activities
by Nora Kovacs, May 26, 2015

ARTE JOURNAL
Renzo Martens / Institute for Human Activities
Jun 3, 2015

ART COLLECTOR
Mario Pfeifer
Interview by Joel Mu, Jun, 2015

NEUES DEUTSCHLAND
Mario Pfeifer
by Tom Mustroph, Jun 12, 2015

ARTSPACE
Hito Steyerl
by Dylan Kerr, Sept. 4, 2015

i-D
Hito Steyerl
by Moritz Gaudlitz, Sep 17. 2015

OCULA
Hito Steyerl
by Rachael Vance, Sep 17. 2015

BERLINARTLINK
Hito Steyerl
by Alena Sokhan, Sep. 18, 2015

ART
Hito Steyerl
by Raimar Stange, Oct 26, 2015